|SignWriting List Forum|
Delora Parks |
Date: Mon Aug 16, 1999 5:11 am
Subject: Re: How many signers in the world?
In a message dated 8/16/99 1:09:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< How many people in the world (both Deaf and hearing) use a signed language?
Does anyone know the current statistics?
I am writing a report to a foundation, and I need the statistic for the
A long time ago I read that approximately 2% of the world's population uses
a signed language, but I wonder if that is true? >>
I don't know any statistics, but do you mean use a signed language as their
primary language? Be fluent in a signed language? Or have some skill in a
signed language? I think the statistics for all 3 would be drastically